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Reviews, product testing, comparisons, and articles related to ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides.

Team Effort - Best Buddies

Got Your Six Motorsports is on a Mission
Written By: 
John Arens
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You’ve got hunting buddies, work buddies, and riding buddies but nobody is ever going to be as important to you as the buddy who has your back when a dedicated enemy is shooting at your front. In military terms they’ve got your six and what it means is you can depend on your buddy at all times, every time. It’s a lifelong bond like no other.

Ride Tested - Scorching Hot

Can-Ams Blistering Maverick X3
Written By: 
Staff
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Riding across the desert, often times you’ll come upon little tornadoes called dust devils. When strapped inside the Can-Am Maverick X3 you ARE the tornado.

RAISING THE BAR

At Can-Am's dealer show we got a quick look and a couple test laps on a high-performance machine like no other. The new Maverick X3 didn’t just raise the bar for high-performance machines, it bounced it off the rev limiter. A quick rundown of the specs was highly impressive:

Tech Tips - Fully Charged

Battery Types & Maintenance Tips
Written By: 
Staff
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It’s hard enough to keep the battery in your ATV, truck, or Side x Side fully charged in the summer much less in the deep cold of winter. Batteries sure aren’t what they used to be! With a little preventative maintenance though you can keep your engine cranking. We’ll show you how.

POWER LOSS

Winter Tech Tips - All Season Machine

Cold Weather Tips for You and Your ATV or Side-x-Side
Written By: 
Janine Fingers
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Just because the weather turns cold doesn’t mean we have to stop riding. It’s a blast to slide through the snow and there is always work to be done hauling wood or pushing snow out of the drive. We might even get a little late season hunting, but just like your hunting gear has to be ready for winter, so does your ATV or Side x Side. Here are the tricks we use to make the most of any winter riding.

Product Review - Magellan eXplorist TRX7 GPS

Plan Your Escape
Written By: 
Staff
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If Magellan had owned one of the GPS systems named after him, he would have never built a reputation as a legendary navigator. Instead he would have been known to history simply as “Ferdinand - the guy who drives the boat.” The new Magellan eXplorist TRX7 GPS system is so easy anyone can complete a treacherous crossing, at least on land anyway. You almost want to get lost just to turn it on.

Ride Area Review - Tip of the Spear

Spearhead Trails Stone Mountain Trail System
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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Tucked away between the majestic mountains of Lee County, Virginia is a quaint little town called Pennington Gap. What began with the tobacco and coal mining industries, today it seems a place where time has stood still or at least slowed down a bit and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Product Review - Easy Rider

Testing the Haul-It-All Bear Track Utility Trailer
Written By: 
Moxie Karasek
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It goes without saying that it’s good for all of us and a great feeling to buy products made in the ‘ole USA. Buying from home means we are helping skilled workers put meals on the tables of American families just like ours. Of course the bottom line when making a purchase is always quality and price, and recently we’ve been using a trailer that provides both.

ROAD TIME

SEMA Show Closeup - Show & Shine

All That's New in Powersports Under One Giant Roof
Written By: 
Staff
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There are few trade shows on the planet that can rival the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show which is held in Las Vegas. It’s beyond huge and fills the floor space of six Las Vegas sized convention centers and their parking lots with everything from tools, to tires. High-end supercars, custom builds, Mad-Max style creations, and ATVs can be found. There is even a power sports pavilion where hot new products that will soon find their way to trails near you make their debut.

Buyer's Guide - Snow Plow Roundup

The Best Tool for Winters Worst Job
Written By: 
John Arens
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Nobody is ever going to hand you a trophy for plowing the snow out of the driveway. The best you can hope for is a warm drink and a kiss from your significant other, and with any luck a few days off before you’re forced back outside to fight winter back again. At least you’ve got one of the best tools ever for getting the job done.

New Model Test - Shifting the Paradigm

Grabbing Gears with the 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS
Written By: 
By Rick Sosebee. Photos by Hoppen Photography
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Last year Yamaha released their version of pure sport performance with the YXZ1000R. This machine brought a real sequential shift lever and foot operated clutch to the off road community for the first time in a SXS as well as speculation on how well it would be received. Some questioned if having to shift gears would limit the high revving, triple cylinder machine to the more experienced drivers in the UTV market. We should have known Yamaha would have an answer waiting.

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